MARIE CLEMENTS MEDIA I MCM
MCM is an independent media production company based in Vancouver, owned and operated by award-winning writer/director/producer Marie Clements. Specializing in the development, creation and production of innovative works of media that ignite an Indigenous and intercultural reality.
Marie Clements is an award-winning writer, director and producer who has carved her brand of independent story-making in a variety of mediums including; film, t.v., radio, new media and live performance. As a writer/director/producer her films have showcased on some of the most prestigious film festivals including: The Cannes International Film Festival, The Toronto
International Film Festival, Hot Docs International Film Festival, Imaginative Film Festival and
The Vancouver International Film Festival.
In 2017, MCM went into production for writer/director/producer Marie Clements’ Red Snow, a feature drama shot in the NWT and the interior of BC in extreme arctic cold and intense Interior heat. Red Snow features some of Canada’s leading Indigenous and culturally diverse actors and was shot in four languages including Gwich’in, Inuvialutktun, Pashto and English, also giving
voice to an original sound score by Metis composer Wayne Lavallee and a host of Dene, Inuit, and Afghanistani musicians and vocalists. Red Snow won the WIDC Feature Film Award and was recently nominated for ten Leo Awards, 2019. A DGC Directors nomination, and nominations for Best Actor ( Asivak Kootschan) and Best Supporting Actress (Tantoo Cardinal) and was awarded
Most Popular Feature at The Vancouver International Film Festival, Best Canadian Feature at The Edmonton International Film Festival, Best Director at The American Indian Film Festival and Achievement in Film at The LA Skins Festival. Red Snow has premiered at The Vancouver International Film Festival and has gone on to screen at The Edmonton Film Festival,
ImagineNative Film Festival, Yellowknife Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival, Winda Film Festival and LA Skins Film Festival. Red Snow will continue its festival run at the Available Lights Festival, the Victoria Film Festival, and the Maoriland Film Festival with a theatrical release by A71 Entertainment and an original sound score release towards a broadcast on CBC this July
2020. Produced by MCM, Principia Productions, and Lily Pictures and partnering with national, regional, and community funders including CBC, CMF, Telefilm, APTN, Harold Greenburg Fund, Creative BC, the NWT Rebate Fund, Rogers Telefund, Super Channel, and the Women in the Director’s Chair Feature Film Award.
Looking at Edward Curtis, a half hour documentary and a series of sixteen short documentaries written/directed and produced by Marie Clements premiered at the DOXA International Documentary Festival, and The Yorkton Film Festival receiving four nominations for best documentary. Looking at Edward Curtis premiered at Seattle’s Beyond the Frame Festival and
the Imaginative Film Festival in Toronto. Produced by MCM and Knowledge Network and broadcast Summer of 2018.
In 2016, MCM produced Number 14 in association with May Street Productions. A sixty-minute docu-drama starring Sasha Perron, Evan Adams and Charlene Aleck with an original sound score by Wayne Lavallee, and featuring recording artists Ostwelve and Dani & Lizzi. Shot in Vancouver and Victoria, Number 14 brought together documentary subjects, established and emerging
actors, and over thirty first time actors, and 25 Minor hockey players. Number 14 was awarded Best Public Service Film at The American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco in November 2015, and went on to win Best Audience Choice Award at The Reel Reservations Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver, February 2016. MCM is currently in development with a four-part dramatic mini-series titled Bones of Crows with Grana Productions and CBC TV, her feature drama Tombs in development with Screen
Sirens and MCM, and a new feature musical documentary in collaboration with Pure Fe coproduced by Rezolution Films and MCM.